MEET YOUR KNEE REPLACEMENT TEAM
Andrew J. Braziel, MD
Dr. Braziel is a Board Certified joint replacement specialist at New England Baptist Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He completed the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction surgery at New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Braziel is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Specialty Practice for arthroplasty at New England Baptist Hospital, and the Co-Director of Out-Patient Arthroplasty.
Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with an artificial prosthesis.
Unicompartmental knee replacement or unicondylar knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant.
Total knee replacement is a very successful surgical treatment for knee arthritis. Over the years, minimally invasive knee replacement surgical techniques have been developed to lessen tissue trauma and improve patient outcomes.